Yes, a little pee did come out when we first heard of the amalgamation of survival horror and action that is The Last Of Us. Not in the good way, either. It brought back all kinds of memories of a certain venerable series that died on its ass when attempting to combine the two previously (“Hey there, Resident Evil 5 and 6! How are you? Still shitty? I thought so.”).
But fear not. As next Friday’s release shuffles into view, there appears to be no cause for concern here. The unanimous glowing review scores thus far suggest that the sun may indeed shine from the big ol’ post-Apocalyptic hairy butthole of The Last of Us. You can’t say fairer than Empire’s ‘...an easy contender for the best game of this console generation, it may also prove to be gaming's Citizen Kane moment, a masterpiece that will be looked back upon favorably for decades,’ after all.
To get us into the kind of feverish purchasing spirit usually only evoked by tedious shut up and take my money JPEGs from Futurama, then, here’s the latest trailer. Behold, as Ellie and Joel show us the harrowing, human reality of life in their stricken world.